Jeff A. Ward
Vice President, Operational Excellence, Tyco Fire & Security (TFS)
Tyco International, Ltd.
". . . anything is possible if you work hard and apply yourself."
People depend on Jeff's line of work to protect their lives and investments.
Tyco Fire & Security is a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd.
, providing electronic security and fire-protection solutions in more than 100 countries.
As Vice President of Operational Excellence
takes this responsibility to the next level by making sure his
clients are protected by the best in the business.
explains, "My current responsibilities directly translate into providing our customers with the right product/service solutions, at the right time-every time.
adds, "As the Operational Excellence
Leader for Tyco Fire & Security, the life-saving nature of our business mandates that we are world class in everything we do.
These essential products and solutions are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent fires, deter thieves, and protect people and property.
Trust and confidence are placed in Jeff's
hands every single day.
shares, "We help protect 300 international airports, 80 percent of the world's top 100 retailers, 26,000 fire departments, and more than 5 million homes-as well as hospitals, ships, museums, roadways, power plants, and public buildings."
Six Sigma involvement, Jeff
has positively influenced the steady growth of change initiatives.
relates, "With the global deployment of Six Sigma as a business strategy, there is clear evidence that the thought process is beginning to take hold and that the concept of CHANGE is no longer a painful process."
Rueben Stokes, Jeff
's Eagle Award nominator, characterizes Jeff's leadership by stating, "In addition to being a great role model and an individual of impeccable character, Jeff is also an extremely accomplished professional.
By participating in technical reviews, industry shows, and focused seminars, Jeff
has aligned himself to anticipate new challenges and offer concrete solutions.
Jeff's philosophy of "treat people the way you want to be treated" resonates loud and clear from his
extra efforts to ensure that highly qualified colleagues were not part of a company downsizing to being a charter member of the Tyco Global Diversity Council
, which promotes leadership development, community outreach, and mentoring.
Jeff's parents always encouraged him to pursue whatever options he
They have always been "key stakeholders in my career development," Jeff states.
first step forward, and a significant personal event, was to graduate from college.
What keeps Jeff
Family and faith are his
and his wife, Lisa Denisar-Ward, share their home with two canine companions, Sophia and Giovanni.
Networking, exploring a variety of assignments, and checking out relocation opportunities have propelled Jeff
to heights with transparent ceilings.
believes, "Whether it's in the form of motivation, spiritual guidance, or career development, I feel as if I'm destined to help people realize their full potential.
is a name to remember in the present and the future for instilling hope in our leaders of tomorrow.
CareerFOCUS Magazine TM and the National Eagle Leadership InstituteTM salute 2006 Eagle Award winner Jeff A. Ward.